What is PBIS?
PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is a school-wide approach to make schools safe and promote positive behavior.
We have identified some areas in our school and created posters to help remind student of how their behavior should look in these areas.
At MRS we believe that students learn positive behaviors just like they learn math, science and all the other subjects we expect them to master. PBIS is a system that helps students identify and show positive behaviors in areas of our school outside of the classroom. Drop by the school and visit with the teachers and staff about PBIS and how we are helping our students become the best they can be.
The climate is arctic. The daily minimum temperature drops below freezing 300 days a year. Temperature extremes range from a low of -56 to a high of 78 °F. Precipitation is light, at 5 inches per year. Snowfall averages 22 inches per year.
History, Culture and Demographics
A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Atqasuk Village. It is a traditional Iñupiat village. Subsistence activities are important to the lifestyle. The sale, importation, and possession of alcohol is banned in the village. According to Census 2010, there were 68 housing units in the community and 64 were occupied. Its population was 92.3 percent Alaska Native.
Facilities, Utilities, Schools and Health Care
The North Slope Borough provides the water, sewer, refuse, landfill, and other public services. Water is obtained from Imakruak Lake, treated, and piped into plumbed houses. Delivery to household water tanks is also available. The majority of homes and facilities and the school have running water and flush system. Electricity is provided by North Slope Borough Power and Lights Systems.
There is one school located in the community, Meade River School. The school has about 75 students, from preschool through twelfth grade. Atqasuk Health Clinic is a primary health care facility. Atqasuk is an isolated location it is part of the North Slope EMS Region. Emergency Services air access. Emergency service is provided by 911 Telephone Service volunteers and a health aide. Auxiliary health care is provided by Atqasuk Volunteer Fire Dept. (907-633-6814).
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|Doors Open: 7:30 am.|
|Start and End Times ~ (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)|
|K3/K4||11:30 am - 2:30 pm|
|Kindergarten||8:30 am - 2:45 pm|
|1st - 6th Grades||8:30 am - 3:00 pm|
|7th - 12th Grades||9:00 am - 3:30 pm|
|Tutoring Hours: Established by Individual Teacher|
|Wednesday Early Release|
|K3/K4 & Kindergarten||Dismiss: 1:30 pm|
|1st - 6th Grades||Dismiss: 2:00 pm|
|7th - 12th Grades||Dismiss: 2:30 pm|
Happy Holiday! Our Meade River School Christmas program is on Wednesday 13, at 5:00 with a dinner after the program. Please join us and help us spread our Christmas cheer.
The Volleyball schedule has been released! Be prepared to join in the fun!
You can give this award to any employee or volunteer in recognition of achievement, service or dedication. Please, take a moment to offer an Iñupiaq-style thank you by filling out an online Quyanaaq Award form. Your comments will be reviewed and may be edited for clarity before being posted on the website.
District wide Children's Christmas Card Art contest focuses on the theme: Family Traditions - Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! With over 2000 children within the North Slope Borough, we chose a Christmas theme to initiate conversations with students about having a safe Christmas break and engage students in discussing important family traditions.
Drop by the school and learn more about this awesome student!
Remodel News: Phase 1 of the remodel project for Meade River School is just about complete. The exterior of the building is complete. The siding of our building is beautiful, but can be easily dented so please be careful around the school and remind your children to respect and care for our building.
Flooring, wall, carpet, paint and cabinet materials and color samples of what our interior remodel will look like are available in the office at Meade River School. Drop by and get a preview of what our school will look like.
Art Work: Phase 2 of the remodel project will be going to bid soon. Meade River School is forming a committee to begin looking at the artwork that will decorate our building. We are currently not looking for artists but are looking at the type of art the community of Atqasuk would like to see in our beautiful school. If you are interested in joining this committee, please call the school at 633-6315 and visit with Principal Roseberry about participating in this phase of the remodeling of Meade River School.
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